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September 18th, 2017
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Jackson Township Man Killed in Tractor Accident

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Written by: Lt. David Lash
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On 09.17.17 at 1428 hours the Northern York County Regional Police Department responded to a reported farming tractor crash in the 200 block of Ranch Road in Jackson Township.

Responding units located 74 year old Marlyn Messersmith pinned beneath a McCormick Farm All tractor that was pulling a trailer.  Messersmith was deceased.

Witnesses reported seeing Messersmith working in his yard with his tractor as recently as 1230 hours.

Investigation found that Messersmith was travelling downhill while operating the tractor.  He lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons and struck a tree.  He was ejected from the seat, fell to the ground, and was struck by the tractor.

Messersmith was pronounced dead at the scene by the York County Coroner’s Office.

The investigation into this incident continues.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Northern York County Regional Police Department through our tip line at 717.467.TELL(8355) or email at tips@nycrpd.org

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